Regions / Syria
The expansion of the Islamic State is not a problem for the United States to solve alone.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
U.S. airstrikes are just the kind of outside force that will keep ISIS strong and unified.
As we contemplate sending weapons to “vetted” Syrian rebels, our recent involvements in the Mideast remind us how risky that is.
TV pundits and analysts could use a reality check when it comes to Obama's use of military force.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.
The U.S. and its allies have funded a host of Syrian opposition councils that are more interested in seeking Western aid than serving the Syrian people.
Four myths American exceptionalists peddle about the U.S. president and America's role in the world.
In just five years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second-largest host of refugees to the second-largest producer of them.